Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this new still from ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ showcasing Thorin’s company of Dwarves getting ready for battle. The trilogy of ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final chapter in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.
Poster by Eddie Holly.
The cast list for the enormously anticipated flick includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as Rhodey/Iron Patriot, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ opens on April 24th, 2015 in the UK and Ireland and May 1st, 2015 in the US.
Open Road Films has set a November 7th release date for Jon Stewart’s much anticipated feature directorial debut ‘Rosewater.’ Stewart penned the script, which is adapted from Maziar Bahari’s 2011 book ‘Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival,’ which he co-wrote with Aimee Molloy. Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries) is playing Bahari.
‘Rosewater’ follows Maziar Bahari, a BBC journalist who leaves his pregnant fiancé behind in London while he travels to Iran to spend a week covering the country’s 2009 presidential elections. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, and he winds up spending 118 days in a notorious Iranian prison where he is brutally interrogated by a man whose defining characteristic is the smell of rosewater. In a twist of fate, Bahari’s appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ was used against him when he was accused of being a spy. Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’ covered Bahari’s saga nightly and had the journalist appear on the show to talk about his ordeal once he was released from prison.
This first trailer has hit the web for the psychological thriller, ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ (formerly titled ‘Eliza Graves’). Brad Anderson (‘The Call,’ ‘The Machinist’) directed the tale, which is loosely based on one of Edgar Allan Poe’s early works, a 1845 short story titled ‘The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.’
Lead by Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley, David Thewlis, Jason Flemyng and Michael Caine, ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ arrives in cinemas and on VOD from October 24th. In the film, a recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues, though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.
First ‘Into The Woods’ Teaser Trailer – Starring Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick…
From Walt Disney Pictures comes this first teaser trailer for ‘Into the Woods.’ Rob Marshall (Chicago) directs the film, which is based on the highly acclaimed Tony Award–winning eponymous Broadway musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Opening on December 25th in the US and January 9th in the UK, ‘Into the Woods’ is a fantasy genre crossover centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch.
‘Into the Woods’ is described as a “modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel – all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.”
Henry Cavill’s Superman & Ben Affleck’s Batman Face-Off In Ace Illustrated ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Fan Poster
Artwork by Yuan.
From ‘Man of Steel’ helmer Zack Snyder, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ stars Henry Cavill’s Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck’s Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.